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Ordering Comics For Comic Stores Before The Direct Market Existed
But it could have been a whole lot harder. One of the earliest comic book retailers and comic historian Bob Beerbohm (author of Comic Book Store Wars) set up the Californian comic book store Comics & Comix Store #1 near UC-Berkeley campus with Bud Plant and John Barrett, which went on to host comic conventions, and become the first comic[...]
Californian Comic Store Gives Free Comics To The Vaccinated
Mike Wellman, formerly of The Comic Bug and now the co-owner of Long Beach Californian comic book store, Atomic Basement Comics and Creator's Lab, has posted a proposition to his customers – and potential customers in California He writes; Get Vaxxed and get a FREE COMIC!!! Show us your Vaccine Card and get a free comic book[...]
Californian Comic Shop Posts It Pays $16.30 Minimum Wage, Goes Viral
Yesterday, comic book retailer Ryan Higgins of Comics Conspiracy of Sunnyvale, California posted the following tweet, adding to the debate about the US minimum wage levels He wrote; Want to see a store with a $16.30 minimum wage? It's my store Get the f-ck out of here that billion-dollar corporations can't afford $15. With the following photo[...]
Behind the scenes of video shooting production crew team silhouette and camera equipment in studio. (Image:
On Sunday, SAG-AFTRA, the Producers Guild of America, and the Joint Policy Committee of the Association of National Advertisers and the American Association of Advertising Agencies announced that on-set commercial production has been halted temporarily in Southern California over COVID outbreaks in the region (with major studios and streamers already on production hiatus until the[...]
Brooklyn Nine-Nine, You & More: COVID Concerns Extend L.A. Prod Hiatus
The move comes after the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health reached out to the entertainment industry for their voluntary support on Monday as COVID cases and deaths continue to rise throughout the county and the state of California. (Photo by: Jordin Althaus/NBC) FilmLA posted excerpts from the county health department on their website, directed at[...]
Animal Kingdom Season 5 - It's Summer, so What Gives?
For those unaware, Animal Kingdom is not a nature documentary, but instead a "lively" TNT action-drama about Southern California's best family of bank robbers Think of it as the cool surfer cousin of Sons of Anarchy All that aside, I'm not here to convince you to watch it this time or even to review it. Or[...]
Gabrielle Union on America's Got Talent (Image: NBCU).
Ex-America's Got Talent judge Gabrielle Union is taking her harassment, discrimination, and retaliation complaints against the show's producers to court, filing a complaint on Thursday in the state of California against FremantleMedia, Simon Cowell's Syco, and NBCUniversal (with reports that Union will also file a separate suit against Cowell) While the complaint covers many of[...]
A look at the report from the Industry-Wide Labor-Management Safety Committee Task Force.
Andrew Cuomo and California Gov Gavin Newsom are hearing from Hollywood The Industry-Wide Labor-Management Safety Committee Task Force has submitted a 22-page set of recommendations and guidelines to be considered by their respective states for the resumption of film, TV, and streaming productions New York and California represent the states with the highest number of[...]
Schools Hand Out DC's Year of the Villain Comics Inside Lunches
Comic Hero University of Fullerton, California  has been giving away free comic books where one may not expect it, inside students school lunches Even though schools have been shut down, school districts have been handing out lunches to those students who need them And with a little extra reading time on their hands right now,[...]
Ryan Higgins of Comics Conspiracy in Sunnyvale, California has informed customers that he will only be ordering for subscriptions and special orders from now on, and no longer stocking any comic books 'for the shelf' So if customers want stuff, a) they have to tell him and b) they have to tell him now, as[...]